T.H.E. Center Welcomes Stephanie Troiano!
I am currently the G.E.D. Teacher for T.H.E. Center. I hold a New York State Teaching license in both Early Childhood (birth-grade 2) and Childhood Education (grades 1-6). I have my B.A. in Education from Alfred University and will be graduating with my M.S. in Reading and Literacy, through Capella University, in 2013. With my M.S. degree, I will be certified to teach reading and literacy at any age level.
Before joining T.H.E. Center, I was a substitute teacher for grades K-12, and a Pre-K teacher at a Head Start program. During this time, I was also able to coach girls’ volleyball and work on my music. These are both very strong aspects of my life.
After working in the insurance field for a short while, I am glad to be back in an educational setting where I can help those who are striving to become more successful in life. Hopefully, I will be able to inspire my students inside, as well as, outside my classroom.
Work Experience Program
In June of 2012, jumping off the success of Work Experience Program at the Hampton Inn, the WAGE Center began a new partnership with the Marriott Hotel of Colonie, N.Y. This partnership was initiated by the Marriott to help fill a void in qualified employees. We are looking forward to building a relationship with another well-established company that is able to provide our clients with the opportunity to build careers in the field of hospitality.
Our first program at the Marriott was a huge success. We enrolled four clients into the program at the Marriott, all of whom were hired at the end of the internship. Looking forward, we feel that securing this new location for the Work Experience Program has greatly contributed to our client’s success in obtaining gainful employment as well as the demand for qualified employees at the Marriott.